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Daiwa Heartland HLD Trolling Rods offer a wide variety of actions tailored for modern trolling techniques. Heartland HLD Trolling Rods feature rugged e-glass blanks for the perfect blend of durability and sensitivity. From Leadcore to Planer Boards, Downriggers to Dipsy Divers, there is a Heartland rod to fit every freshwater trolling situation.

Heartland HLD Trolling Rods feature dark green blanks with black and gold thread wraps and black guides.

Features of Daiwa Heartland HLD Trolling Rods include:

  • Rugged E-Glass blanks provide proper rod trolling actions
  • High-density Duracork foam grips with rubber butt ends
  • Genuine Fuji reel seats with stainless steel hoods
  • Stainless steel guides with aluminum oxide inserts (except Wire Line model HLD-WL862M)
  • Hook keeper
HLD-W762MLPlaner Board7'6"Med. Light8-162A
HLD-DD962HDipsy Diver9'6"Heavy12-302B
HLD-DD1062HDipsy Diver10'6"Heavy15-302B

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Review Summary
(22 Reviews)
of customers would recommend this product.95%
Reviewer Profile:   Avid Fisher (12), Professional (4)
Durable (12)
Good Tip Action (11)
Easy To Transport (10)
Sensitive (7)
Flexible (7)
None at this time (2)
Best Uses
Large Fish (7)
River Fishing (2)
Small Fish (2)
Salmon downriggering (2)
Trolling For Landlock Sal (2)

Customer Reviews
Wanna Be
 Heartland Lead Core
Pros: Cost and Quality
Best Uses: Trolling
Comments: I ordrered this rod because of the reviews and and it looks like a well made quality rod for the money. Then I ordered another one.
Northern California
 10'6' Large Fish Rods
Pros: Cost and Strength
Comments: Have been buying these rods for many years!! Both myself and friends use these for fishing the mouth of the Klamath River and for bobber/float rods. Has the backbone to handle large fish and can take up lots of line when used as a bobbler/float rod. I have also used the rod in the ocean as downrigger rod and from the shore perch fishing. Fairly inexpensive cost, and have yet to break a rod on a fish. Great rod for cost and durability!!! Would recommend to anyone wanting a rod with some beef behind it. I also have the same rods in shorter models and use them for back bouncing and pulling plugs.
Jim - Bob
 Daiwa Heartland HLD Trolling Rods
Pros: Good Tip Action
Comments: I purchased 2 of the 7.6" planning board rods in the Heartland series. Nice rods, well built, good action. Also, what I like with these 7.6" rods is that there shorter, which works great in the smaller boats. Nice rods for the money.
 Great Rods
Pros: quality, Low cost
Best Uses: lead core rods, Salmon downriggering
Comments: great rods at a great price. thanks fishusa!
 Excellnet trolling rods!
Pros: Sensitive
Cons: None at this time
Best Uses: Trolling For Landlock Sal, Trolling For Trout
Comments: I had never fished a Daiwa rod but for the price I thought I would give them a try. My recent trip allowed me to fish for both kokanee and large lake trout. These rods were sensitive enough to detect the smaller kokanee but enough backbone to also set the hook on large lakers! I love these rods and will be purchasing more in the near future!
new england
Professional Angler
 kokanee rod is great for landlock salmon
Pros: Flexible, Good Tip Action, Lightweight, Sensitive, Easy To Transport
Cons: No cons
Best Uses: Trolling For Landlock Sal, Trolling For Trout
Comments: perfect for light line trolling for landlock salmon brook trout, brown trout, rainbows may it be light leadcore or downriggers.
 Great rods
Pros: Good Tip Action, Lightweight, Easy To Transport, Durable
Comments: Good for all around trolling. I have 2 7'6 planer board rods paired with daiwa 17 lc reels great combos.
John R
Olcott NY
 Great rod and great price
Pros: Durable, Great wire dipsy rod
Best Uses: Great rod for king salmon, Large Fish
Comments: This is a great rod for wire dipsy use.With a twili tip it gives years of great service.It's got enough backbone to handle big divers,and big fish,yet not so stiff as to kill the fight of smaller ones. For the money these Heartlands can't be beat.The green color is nice as well.I've had a few of these and all have been great rods.
Kenai, Alaska
Best Buy for the money
Pros: Sensitive, Flexible, Durable
Comments: I bought my first Heartland in 2004, and still use it. It has caught countless salmon (kings and silvers) on downriggers. It has held up to abuse for all those years, and has a better feel to me than other brands I have tried. Also, the guides have held up. That's why I have purchased more, and the newer ones are even better. These rods handle #25-30 pound salmon without problems. They would probably do fine with larger ones, but since I haven't personally experienced that, I won't comment. These are ALWAYS the rods I grab when trolling for salmon in salt water off the Kenai Peninsula and Prince William Sound.
Lake Ontario
 Daiwa Heartland HLD Trolling Rods
Pros: Flexible, Good Tip Action, Easy To Transport, Lightweight, Sensitive, Durable
Best Uses: Large Fish, Great Lakes
Comments: Have a total of 10 heartland rods now. IMO you can't get any better bang for your buck. I have 6 DR rods, 2 of the walleye planer board rods and 2 leadcore rods. love em all.
Woodinville Washington
 Daiwa Trolling Rod
Pros: Good Tip Action, Fantastic price Perfect, Flexible, Durable, Easy To Transport
Cons: None at this time
Best Uses: Salmon downriggering
Comments: I also liked it that the rod came in just a few days after I ordered it. Especially during the Christmas Season.
Pros: I NOW HAVE 7 OF THESE ROD, Lightweight, Flexible, Durable, Easy To Transport, Good Tip Action
Best Uses: Small Fish, River Fishing, Large Fish, Ocean Fishing
the fisherman
great lakes astabula ohio
Professional Angler
 daiwa heartland trolling rods
Pros: Flexible, Sensitive, Durable, Lightweight, Good Tip Action, Easy To Transport
Best Uses: Large Fish
Comments: just an super good rod that works. good price also
Erie, Pa.
 I would buy this product again.
Pros: Good Tip Action, Sensitive
Comments: I use them for wire line dipsy rods for walleye and steelhead on Lake Erie.They are lightweight, easy to handle and have enough backbone as a diver rod.
 Daiwa Heartland HLD Trolling Rods
Pros: Low cost, Bullet proof, Durable, Lightweight
Best Uses: Large Fish, Wire line
Comments: Great lakes trolling
Appleton Wi.
 Best trolling rod on the market
Pros: Easy To Transport
Best Uses: Large Fish
Comments: These rods I know will hold up for many years, I fish Salmon on lake Michigan and so far they are doing what they were bought for . . . to have a back bone for the 20+ lb fish they will feel.
Reel Action Sportfis
Professional Angler
 Excellent planer board rods for walleye!
Pros: Sensitive, Durable, Good Tip Action, Flexible, Easy To Transport
Comments: One of the best planer board trolling rods I've used...another Captain friend let me try them out and they handled perfectly for walleye....Thanks fish usa Capt. Cap
 Diawa Heartland HLD trolling rod
Comments: Works well for all but the biggest trout species; might not be heavy enough for 20+ lb salmon
Montrose, PA
Professional Angler
 Love these rods
Comments: These rods are great. Great price and they hold up well.
dave the fishaddict
melbourne australia
 i would buy this product again
Pros: Durable, Easy To Transport, Good Tip Action
Best Uses: Large Fish, Small Fish
Comments: i use this rod for trolling leadcore line for trout in the freshwater lakes,fished for 2 days for the first time and seems to be a really nice rod and at this stage is a well balanced rod and only time will tell how well it stands up to the pressure?
 Great inexpensive trolling rod
Pros: Durable, Good Tip Action
Comments: Bought the 7' 6" planer board rod to replace one of the six I have. They are some of the best rods for pulling in-line boards that there are out there. Soft action with enough backbone for the big ones.
Herd 554
Bidwell, Ohio
 Good Rod for Trolling
Pros: Easy To Transport, Durable
Best Uses: River Fishing
Comments: Use for Trolling
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